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Fort Myers Fire Department Matters of First Aid

Next time you see a complete stranger in need of help and you pass by, think about this. If stopping meant you were able to help that person before the first responders showed up and could save their life, would you?

In our day to day process, we as civilians are capable of this. Captain Michael Lewis of the Fort Myers Fire Department stresses the importance of the first five minutes when saving a non-responsive person. The average response time for first responders is four minutes.

So, your action could mean the difference between life and death. Captain Michael Lewis recommends visiting www.heart.org train and educate yourself in matters of first aid.

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